Group Meditation Timings - Noida Ashram

"Group meditation is a castle that protects the new spiritual aspirants as well as the veteran meditators. Meditating together increases the degree of Self-realization of each member of the group by the law of invisible vibratory exchange of group magnetism."
— Paramahansa Yogananda

Group Meditation Timings

Day Meditation Timings
Sunday Satsanga *
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Sunday
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 am to 8:00 am
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am to 8:00 am
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Meditation hall remains open on all days 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
* Every Sunday monastics conduct Satsanga at Noida Ashram.
However on the following Sundays there will be a Long Meditation
from 10 am to 4 pm and there will be no Satasanga

Long Meditation Dates

Month Date
August
19
November
18

For other special long meditations, click here

Group Meditation Guidelines

  1. For a Group Meditation to be successful, we should ask ourselves - "What can I do to avoid distracting others?"
  2. Adjust your meditation stand's height before meditation begins and avoid bringing noise creating items such as plastic into the hall.
  3. Please go to the restroom during chanting periods only. Gentle stretching can also be done during chanting.
  4. There is no talking to anyone or making sounds during meditation. Kriya should be practised silently so that it is inaudible to others.
  5. Avoid wearing strong perfumes.

Before Meditation:

  1. Arrive on time. If you come late, please sit in the back of the Dhyana Mandir
  2. Turn off all electronic devices.
  3. If you have a cough, cold, or any condition that creates noise or restlessness, please meditate at home until your condition improves.
  4. Wear clothes made of soft fabrics that don't make noise.

During Meditation:

  • Remain still and quiet during periods of silence.
  • If you need to leave, please do so during the chanting periods.
  • If you are not staying for the entire meditation, please sit in the back of the Mandir.
  • Consideration for others is an important part of one's spiritual growth. Thank you for being considerate.